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Help with this Chargeback.

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Help with this Chargeback.

I sent money to someone i met online under Family & Friends, i trusted them enough when they asked for money, so i sent them $10, they blocked me straight after the transaction went through and now i'm $10, is there a way i can get this back?

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Re: Help with this Chargeback.



A friends / family (or gift payment) is intended as a transfer of funds from family or friends to one another. For this reason, there is no processing fee when payment is made with bank or PayPal balance.
However as it is a “gift” payment, there is also no Buyer protection as no goods or services should have been exchanged.

If he was not a close mate or family member you should never use that option as it enables the seller to evade his paypal fees and negates your buyer protection at the same time.
You also risk having your account limited for using this option when you are purchasing goods as its against Paypal rules. Smiley Sad

Your only hope is if you funded your paypal payment via a credit card then contact your card issuer and see if they will help you but unfortunately again as it was a 'gift' of money they may decline as well.

Advice is voluntarily given.
Kudos / Solution appreciated if I helped you.